Gratitude

I posted last week about the possibility that many people could be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Those of us who are paying attention are more than likely to be stressed or unhappy. I also mentioned some possible remedies to pursue.  Let's add something else to your arsenal; gratitude. I have been reading a … Continue reading Gratitude

Is the entire country suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?…

it's entirely possible.  At least for those of us who are paying attention. I apologize for my long absence.  I attribute it to PTSD. The Mayo Clinic describes PTSD as: Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within three months of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These … Continue reading Is the entire country suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?…

Is Brick and Mortar Retail Going Away?…

if personal experience is any indication, yes. While we wait to see what Congress is planning to do about the no-good, very bad Iran deal, let's talk about something a bit closer to home. I do the majority of my shopping online, and get cold chills at the thought of any kind of cyber-attack on … Continue reading Is Brick and Mortar Retail Going Away?…

Facebook: Where everyone is a star in their own soap opera…

but, is there a more sinister side to Facebook? I'm not a huge fan of Facebook, and I still don't get the point of Twitter. When I first was on Facebook, I went crazy and started gathering friends as though my life depended on it.  I confess to having a feeling of some importance when … Continue reading Facebook: Where everyone is a star in their own soap opera…

Is college really all that important?…

it depends. If your life-long ambition is to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, a college education is unavoidable.  But what if you just want to earn a decent living? Several weeks ago, my car was at the local dealership to have its timing belt replaced - something that is done at the 60K mark.  … Continue reading Is college really all that important?…

Are the citizens of our nation becoming increasingly immoral?…

it would seem so. We are bombarded daily with news that even a few short years ago would have been unimaginable. A recent article in Salon written by an abortion worker refers to an aborted baby as an "unwanted growth" and by removing it they "preserved the woman's chosen course."  Seeing tiny arms and legs … Continue reading Are the citizens of our nation becoming increasingly immoral?…

The “Offended” People, Facebook, and Narcissists.

What do these three things have to do with each other?  Glad you asked. Have you noticed that over the past 10 or so years, it seems like everyone is "offended."  Sometimes these offended people act out in murderous rage, since their level of "offendatitis" has reached some sort of critical stage. It has become … Continue reading The “Offended” People, Facebook, and Narcissists.

Let’s Not Talk About Baltimore…

please. As riots go, it was rather boring anyway. Looters were more interested in stealing toilet paper than Air Jordans.  What's up with that? Let's talk instead about how prepared you are to take care of yourself in an emergency situation. Stuff Happens Stuff happens all the time. I'm not talking about big stuff like … Continue reading Let’s Not Talk About Baltimore…

Are you really a Catholic if you don’t uphold Church teaching?

One of my rules regarding talking about religion is to pretty much never talk about any church except the one I attend.  Islam would be an exception since it's not a religion, but more of a political movement.  So if Presbyterians change the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, well, so be it.  I'm … Continue reading Are you really a Catholic if you don’t uphold Church teaching?

The desire to inspire…

doesn't always work the way you want it to.  No siree. I wanted to post something inspiring about Lent and our Lenten journey.  I've been pondering this for over a week unable to think of one inspiring thing to write about.  It finally occurred to me that I didn't have anything inspiring to say. We're … Continue reading The desire to inspire…

Fifty Shades of Grey for Valentine’s Day…

because nothing says, "I love you"  on Valentine's Day like roses, lobster tail, and a pair of handcuffs.  I think by now everyone has a pretty good idea of the theme of Fifty Shades of Grey due to be in wide release this coming Saturday.  If you don't, let me cut it down to size … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey for Valentine’s Day…

Burning people alive. There’s a reason Satan is called the Father of Lies…

People tend to make three mistakes about Satan.  They either don't believe he exists or, if they believe he exists, don't pay him much heed.  The third mistake is to attribute too much power to him or too little. In order to be a Christian, you must believe in what Jesus believed. Read the Bible … Continue reading Burning people alive. There’s a reason Satan is called the Father of Lies…

Super Bowl Sunday and Pope Francis

Wondering what the Super Bowl and Pope Francis have to do with each other?  Nothing, but I had to get your attention somehow, because today is the Holy Grail of party days. While I hope you will enjoy today's game, maybe by tomorrow you'll come down to earth (depending on who wins the game, of … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday and Pope Francis